Farm Rescue Helps 300th Midwest Family

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue nonprofit in the Midwest is helping its 300th family this week, just eight years after former North Dakota farm boy and UPS pilot Bill Gross launched the unique organization.

A handful of volunteers are helping harvest corn for western Minnesota farmer John Dubbels, who’s being treated for blood cancer.

Dubbels says he’s grateful for the help. He says getting his corn in the bin would have been a struggle without it.

Farm Rescue plants and harvests crops for farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana who have experienced an illness, injury or natural disaster. It’s been operating since 2006, supported by donations, business sponsors and about 1,000 volunteers.

Gross says Farm Rescue wouldn’t have achieved the milestone without all of that help.